Someone needs a basic geometry lesson.
Brown marmorated stink bugs lay especially beautiful egg clusters — sea green with exactly 27 to 28 eggs in each mass. The assemblage of eggs looks a little like a one-dimensional view of a stack of cannon balls. Stink bugs meet their nemesis in Asian wasp – USATODAY.com.
A one-dimensional view would be only length, with neither width nor height. This reporter was probably thinking “two-dimensional.”